Continental GatorHardshell Folding Tyre

SKU: CONTTYRF205
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    Description
    Continental GatorHardshell Folding Tyre - For riders who simply demand the most protective, fast rolling tyre around - Building on the supremely successful Ultra GatorSkin, the GatorHardshell gets added extras in every department - Bead to bead DuraSkin protection - Hardshell casing wrapping further into the sidewall - Extra wide Poly-X breaker belt covers the entire tread strip from shoulder to shoulder - Added material in the tread improves mileage and further increases puncture resistance - Slick tread for exceptional grip in wet and dry conditions - Supple handling and low rolling resistance - Weight: 273g (700x23mm) Cycling Plus rated 9/10: CONTINENTAL'S GATORSKIN IS one of our favourite training tyres. It's very quick and it's tough enough for winter riding, audax and fast commuting - so long as you keep it topped up to its recommended pressure and don't leave flints and the like embedded in the tread. But for those wanting more puncture protection and wear life, Continental has introduced a new Hardshell version. There's a bit more tread rubber, a wider polyester breaker strip under the tread, and a three-ply rather then two-ply polyamide casing to help prevent slashed sidewalls. This adds 48g for our folding 700x23 Hardshell (273g) compared to the equivalent Gatorskin, but in spite of that weight gain we were unable to detect any noticeable difference in rolling resistance between the two tyres even using back-to-back roll-down tests. Among the training tyres we've tested, only the Gatorskin itself and Michelin's excellent Krylion Carbon have been quicker, and while it's early days yet, the Hardshell seems more puncture resistant than either.
    Specifications
    Brand Continental
    Discipline Road
    Size 700x23mm, 700x25mm, 700x28mm, 700x32mm
      Reviews (4)
      • Mixed feelings
        The good news is that this tyre lasted 1500 miles on the back of a tandem without any punctures, and looked good for many more. The bad news is that it exploded without warning. Fortunately we had just stopped for coffee, when there was a loud bang, which made everyone nearby jump - the sidewall had blown out. I would not have liked to have been going fast down hill when it happened. The tyre was inflated to 100psi. The same thing happened to the previous tyre, which was a Gatorskin (not a hardshell). I had hoped that the hardshell would have been tougher. This was not due to anything rubbing on the tyre, as the tandem has disc brakes and good clearances.
        Rj, 19 February 2017
      • When You Want a Tough Tire
        I don't personally run these tires, but these are my go-to tire for friends I help that absolutely don't want to deal punctures. For all their toughness, they still ride pretty well.
        Jack, 13 September 2016
      • Gatorshell folding tyre
        Very tight initial fit. Thereafter no problems. Approx 2000 miles on there is very little wear. Good all round value. No punctures to date despite occasional glass etc
        Adickybird, 13 September 2016
      • reliable
        10,000k on all types of surfaces in the rockies. not one puncture
        poppapro, 06 September 2016
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